The ADL Kitchen is a domestic style area, for activities of daily living (ADL) independence assessments and rehabilitation training for patients of varying levels of physical and cognitive ability. Typically provided within the Transitional Living Unit, in this space patients will be assessed and trained in meal preparation tasks. The room will include benches, sink, cooktop (if possible provide both gas and electric cooktops), wall oven/grill, rangehood, microwave, wheelchair accessible storage, and refrigerator/ freezer. Adequate space is required to enable patients, with or without assistive mobility devices, to move around and perform meal preparation tasks.
Wherever possible, patients should re-learn, practice and be assessed in their own homes. Ideally, purpose built facilities should only be used to prepare patients to return home, for tasks requiring equipment that is not yet available in the home, and to assess a patient's readiness to return home where further rehabilitation will take place. Therefore, the room furnishings will be domestic in style and scale to mimic home conditions with a slight increase in the room size to accommodate additional equipment and assistive devices.
Natural light and outlook is desirable.
Body Protected electrical area
24.10.2010 - First Draft
09.12.2015 - Description, Fabric, FF, FE and Services Updated